The best thing about banana bread may be what a great way it is to use up over-ripe bananas. Try this recipe even if you don't have that problem.
Everyone (even the kids) say these are really good scrambled eggs. Tasty, fluffy, buttery...etc. So, they have become the gold standard around our house. The technique is the most important thing here. Update 2019: Better eggs really do taste better. Better = organic, really free range, larger darker yellow yolks, no animal stuff in the… Continue reading Dad’s Scrambled Eggs
As you get the hang of home cooking, you get better, or not, at improvisation—making up new recipes or adapting old ones, to your current pantry or today's whim. I suspect that my grandmother's claims that she couldn't pass along her greatest recipes was more about not remembering exactly how to make that Irish stew… Continue reading the versatile frittata
Made with fresh tomatoes and basil bought this morning at the farmers' market, this version of one of our favorites, the breakfast casserole, helps us appreciate paying a little more for locally grown, organic produce. Breakfast casseroles are really healthy and satisfying. Always a crowd pleaser, like if you're having a morning-time birthday party or… Continue reading Italian breakfast casserole
Lose 50; gain 15; lose 20; g-o-o-o-a-l! For me personally, the very best thing about Keto has been acquiring the knowledge and skill to actually manage my weight. Here's what I mean. For 30 years or so, since I started being concerned about my weight, I tried this diet and that diet with varying results.… Continue reading Keto reboot
Back in the 1970's, I learned from a retired Department of Agriculture scientist that food science was so advanced that there would never be a problem raising enough food to feed the world. It's all about distribution, economics, and of course, politics. There was one valley in Peru that could grow enough peas to meet… Continue reading Enough food?
Unlike the other weight-loss programs we've tried over the years, "Keto" should be considered a fundamental change in how we choose to eat...forever. Eating Keto is a new way to eat for people who don't want to be fat anymore, like me. A Keto diet is also, based on my experience, a way to gain… Continue reading Keto forever?
If you're gonna eat tortilla chips, at least eat brands made with all natural ingredients. And for something healthy to dip them in, try this "adjustable" hummus. Adjustable because you can have it as hot or as boringly bland as you want.
In my little suburban, growing-up neighborhood in the 1950s, there was a food fad called "crumbleburgers" that was a favorite sandwich (besides PB&J) during my Boy Scout and "church kid" years. All the moms made them—my mom's version was really great. I don't know if crumbleburgers are exactly the same thing as "sloppy joes" or… Continue reading Crumbleburgers
I've written a lot about and made a lot of chili. I never make it the same way twice, usually because some ingredient or other is not in the pantry this time. Chili is anytime, any season food. It can be made in an hour or a day. Eaten fresh or frozen/thawed, in a coffee… Continue reading Chili as you like it
On July 7, 1928, the first loaf of sliced bread was sold in a grocery store in Ohio. The sale and the event were the result of the invention of the bread slicing machine. At the time, it was hailed as the greatest thing since packaged bread. This just reminds us that our food lives,… Continue reading Sliced bread
Chicago's The Talking Farm is a nonprofit educational venture that teaches and provides experiences in farming for local kids, interns, and us general public types. We attended a TF "Farm Dinner" last evening to check them out and get educated. We came away impressed, edified, and with a new idea about how to help out… Continue reading Farms don’t talk, do they?